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Greenhouse Gases

Whereas CO₂ is the dominant greenhouse gas overall, it accounts for only 11 percent of agricultural emissions. The rest is nitrous oxide (53 percent) and methane (36 percent). Nitrous oxide is 296 times more potent per pound than CO₂ as a climate-change gas and on farms it results mainly from the use of fertiliser but also from cattle pee, especially if there is excessive protein in the diet and from burning biomass and fuel. Methane which is 25 times more potent than CO₂ is mainly emitted by cows and sheep when they belch.

~ Mike Berners-Lee How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

Why Ignore Climate Change?

Why do Americans reject the science of global climate change? For two reasons:

  1. For the same reason they reject evolution and believe in talking snakes and that they will live forever.
  2. Because the coal and oil lobbies have lied to them. They choose to believe the lies because they are addicted to wishful thinking.
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

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